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Families of Mentally Retarded Children: Selected Issues of Concern By Cynthia McAllister
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This concise work takes a look at the many problems faced by the parents of mentally retarded children, and provides the reader with an understanding of these problems and an understanding of the... More > consequences that the presence of such a child may have on his or her family.< Less
Volume 5621, Profound mental retardation --- Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador By Print Wikipedia
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Volume 5621, Profound mental retardation---Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador Print Wikipedia is a both a utilitarian visualization of the largest accumulation of human... More > knowledge and a poetic gesture towards the inhuman scale of big data. Michael Mandberg wrote software that parses the entirety of the English-language Wikipedia database and programmatically lays out nearly 7500 volumes, complete with covers, and then uploads them to Lulu.com for print-on-demand. Print Wikipedia draws attention to the sheer size of the encyclopedia's content and the impossibility of rendering Wikipedia as a material object in fixed form: Once a volume is printed it is already out of date. It is also a work of found poetry built on what is likely the largest appropriation ever made. As we become increasingly more dependent on information and source material on the Internet today, Mandiberg explores the accessibility of its vastness.< Less
Shaky Head Definition By Gary Oreilly
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another story from gary o'reilly's madman express but with only a few sentences describing shaky heads.
Memoirs from Special Education By Benjamin Archambault
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After a deadly crash, high-school student Sam Appleton awakens to find everyone treating him as if he has a mental handicap. Even though he didn‘t really have brain damage, he follows along and... More > quickly finds himself in a frightening and appalling place: the world of a mentally handicapped individual. Sam makes friends -- some from his special education class and others from the general population. But his work to unite his classmates is met with significant resistance from students and some parents. Benjamin Archambault writes beautiful characters and keeps things relevant and entertaining with this important work about social justice. This book has been used in college classrooms and read in private collections. It is appropriate for high school aged children through adult.< Less
Developmental Disabilities By Mac Griffith, Ph.D.
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* A psychologist gives a non-technical overview of developmental disabilities. * EMPATHETIC LEARNING is promoted through stories of real individuals. * Vibrant storytelling keeps the... More > information lively. * Speaks simply and directly to caregivers. * Gives direct care staff training, ideas, and motivation, so they can provide better service, find more joy in their work, and reduce the stress that can lead to staff turnover. * Excellent for in-service training, as well as for individual study. This book is for those who provide direct supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. It is designed to make up for some of the training and experience gaps of those on the front lines. The audience includes direct care staff, case managers, supervisors, families, and others.< Less
The Width of a Piece of Paper By Matthew Ratzlaff
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When Michael Swanson started working as a care aide at a home for clients with severe mental disabilities, he was just looking for a steady job with a decent salary. He knew the work would be... More > challenging, but he had no idea how much the clients would transform his understanding of mental illness and personal identity. Written in the form of a face-to-face interview, "The Width of a Piece of Paper" is the true story of a young man’s courageous nine-year struggle at the interface between mental illness and mental health.< Less
The Width of a Piece of Paper By Matthew Ratzlaff
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When Michael Swanson started working as a care aide at a home for clients with severe mental disabilities, he was just looking for a steady job with a decent salary. He knew the work would be... More > challenging, but he had no idea how much the clients would transform his understanding of mental illness and personal identity. Written in the form of a face-to-face interview, "The Width of a Piece of Paper" is the true story of a young man’s courageous nine-year struggle at the interface between mental illness and mental health.< Less
Lakeland Village Adaptive Behavior Grid Manual By Dr.Grant O. Gilbert, PhD, Terry L. Madsen, MS
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This is a manual for determining the severity of mental retardation in people. The Grid tests clients everyday activities and scores them on age level abilities. Buy This Book At Amazon.com
Lakeland Village Adaptive Behavior Grid Manual By Dr.Grant O. Gilbert, PhD, Terry L. Madsen, MS
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This is a manual for determining the severity of mental retardation in people. The Grid tests clients everyday activities and scores them on age level abilities. Buy This Book At Amazon.com
Nobody, Nowhere, My Life Running with Scissors, a Person Centered Fiction By Anna Mouse
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The year is 1995, and Gina leaves a failed relationship for a California Dream, only to find she can’t afford rent in the promised land. That’s OK, she’s not alone; the nonprofit... More > social service agency that hires her into an entry level mental health job is dominated by a gang of sophomoric slackers, who literally spend 24/7 on the job; since they don’t get paid enough to pay rent, they simply don’t. It’s a makeshift commune of sorts, evolved of necessity. This fictional biography is a darkly comic, social services satire; the action has moved off the grounds of the State Hospital into the four bedroom, two bath homes of suburbia, and the developmentally disabled have been delivered into the hands of underpaid nonconformists, who cheerfully orchestrate the insanity around them into a performance piece they call their lives. It is a story of familiar people and familiar passions, played out in the unfamiliar territory of institutionalized suburbia.< Less